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USN-2831-2: foomatic-filters vulnerability

7 December 2015

foomatic-filters could be made to run programs as the lp user if it processed a specially crafted print job.

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Releases

Packages

Details

Michal Kowalczyk discovered that the foomatic-filters foomatic-rip filter
incorrectly stripped shell escape characters. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code as the lp user.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-2831-1: cups-filters, libfontembed-dev, libcupsfilters1, cups-browsed, libfontembed1, cups-filters-core-drivers, libcupsfilters-dev